Paper Clones

a scan of a rough sketch for a paper-doll-chain template . . .

and another

I started, this morning, to make a model for a new stillife painting - a paper doll chain. The winning sketch is the doughboy you see directly above. It took me a few drafts to get there - and to get the mannequin out of my system. It turns out, with the folds and the iterations, you really do need to keep things extremely simple and iconic - and fat. The folds in the chain reduce the form so there needs to be plenty of heft to begin with.

My first attempts, multiples on the mannequin form (above top), were hilarious. The cute little doughboy, on the other hand, produced a much more contemplative feel when multiplied and dangled by a thread.

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